Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 19th September is nationally recognised as the major fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Support.
- GPCL just donated $135.55
- Banked just donated $381.80
- Sonny Carmichael just donated $559
- Karianne just donated $70.05
- Karianne just donated $461.40
- Amy just donated $46
- Shirley just donated $1,127.50
- Anonymous just donated $12.66
- Banked just donated $78.30
- Banked just donated $72
- Marlene Steiner just donated $52.75
- Redland District Special School just donated $151.60
- Lauren just donated $21
- Intensive Care, Women's and Perioperative Services Cairns Hospital just donated $147.70
- Sonja Stride just donated $30
- Sarah just donated $52.75
- Calliope State High School just donated $576
- Paul Kenneth Gapes just donated $52.75
- Arbor Grove just donated $356.90
- Renata Clarke just donated $68.58
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Host a Talk Like a Pirate Day Event
The day is all about dressing up and having fun while making a difference to the lives of childhood cancer families.
Talk Like a Pirate Day is a great fundraising event for schools, childcare centres, community groups, workplaces, and individuals.
Customise your day using our fun resources and fundraising ideas.
Host your event any time in September during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Get your Talk Like a Pirate Day Certificate
How to get involved
1. Register your Team
2. Gather your Crew
3. Raise Funds
4. Host your Talk Like A Pirate Day
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Talk Like a Pirate Day is for everyone
Shirley Oswald, Director Kingfisher Park Preschool
“This past year Kingfisher Park Preschool took part in Talk Like a Pirate Day for the first time. Our goal was not only to raise money for such a worthy cause but help the children in our care gain a sense of empowerment that being part of fundraising can bring. Through our activities, games and dialogue with the children we found it enabled them to understand how their actions and participation can help support others in need and bring about change. To say this was a very successful venture is an understatement, from our original goal of $114 dollars to raising over $1,000 and to the sense of community it brought about within the families in our Preschool and the pride they felt at the end of RRRRRRRRRRR Pirate Day adventure!!!“
Karlie Ross – The Ellie Project
"We encouraged our local community of Toowoomba to host their own Talk Like a Pirate Day as part of our team, The Ellie Project. We were honoured that five separate groups - ranging from kindergartens, a youth group, and a high-end salon - participated with, collectively, over 200 pirates for the day. We raised over $3,000 and we know first-hand that this money goes into providing emergency and long-term accommodation for families like ours who receive an unexpected and devastating childhood cancer diagnosis. Although we have moved home, we still access Childhood Cancer Support's short-term accommodation and are grateful that they continue to be a home away from home."
Stephanie Parker – Marketing Manager
“Talk Like a Pirate Day is a fundraiser close to all our heart and is a beautiful way to show our support for the children and families currently living with a childhood cancer diagnosis. Our team work across a number of offices, so the Talk Like a Pirate Day fundraiser works really well for us. We are able to collect donations online, and upload pirate themed backgrounds to our video chats as a way of including those who work remotely, and just generally connect with our team in a fun way to support this cause. The team at Childhood Cancer Support are always so helpful with setting up our online account and we are pleased to work with them each year to raise funds for those in need. “
How Talk Like a Pirate Day makes a difference
Childhood Cancer Support was formed in 1975 when a group of desperate parents, with children being treated for leukaemia and cancer, met to discuss ways of helping each other and their children.
Today, Childhood Cancer Support provides emotional and practical support to regional families through family-styled accommodation, transport services, counselling and mental health support and a range of vital support services. The charity is committed to making life easier for families impacted by childhood cancer.
To help families impacted by childhood cancer.
To create a positive community in the lives of families that have been impacted by childhood cancer.
A message from our General Manager Helen Crew.
Providing a home away from home for regional families
Over $502,476 has been saved in accommodation costs for families in 2020/2021, providing families 5,604 free nights of homely accommodation.
In 2020/21, 514 people have stayed in our long-term and short-term accommodation while required to travel for life-saving cancer treatment.
Longest stay was 407 days.
In 2020/21, 15,384 kilometres was travelled by our patient transport vehicles including 849 transport runs to and from the children's hospital.